School days, shopping and working at the pits - memories of life in Seaham

We are rolling back the clock and taking a trip down Seaham’s memory lane.

Monday, 8th April 2019, 2:01 pm
Updated Monday, 8th April 2019, 2:04 pm
Shopping on Church Street in 1974.

We would love to hear your memories of life growing up in the town, from working at the pits, to shopping in Church Street or going to school and making friends for life. Contact our nostalgia correspondent Chris Cordner on [email protected] to share your stories.

Dawdon Pit Pond's top diving board.
Dawdon miners fought back from two crippling blows to their pit to pass the million tonne milestone in 1987.

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Seaham Schools Music Festival , in April 1974.
Pithead gear at Seaham Colliery comes crashing down in 1992.
Crowds at Seaham Civic Show in 1974.
A walk down Church Street in 1983.
A view of North Terrace in 1984.
Seaham Beau Brummel Clothing factory ladies' team in 1974.
Hitting the shops in 1974.
The last shift at Vane Tempest Colliery.
Bath Terrace, Seaham, in 1978.
Seaham Fishing Docks in 1975.
Old coal staiths at Seaham Docks.
Seaham Hall, pictured in 1961.
Vane Tempest Colliery in 1986.
Durham Coal Queen entrants in May 1978.